Table 1

Comparison of prevalence of asthma, wheeze, and atopy in 1992 and 1994. Values in parentheses are percentages

19921994
Total Girls Boys Total Girls Boys
(n=1825) (n=887) (49) (n=938) (51) (n=1537) (n=759) (49) (n=778) (51)
Reported asthma251  (14)97  (11)154  (16)267  (17)1-150 123  (16)1-150 144  (19)
Current wheeze350 (19)154 (17)196 (21)267 (17) 129 (17)138 (18)
Eczema 257 (14)119 (13)138 (15)272 (18)1-150 141 (19)1-150 131 (17)
Hay fever351 (19)151 (17) 200 (21)317 (21)143 (19) 174 (22)
Cough168 (9)80 (9)88 (9)135 (9) 62 (8)73 (9)
  • 1-150 For change in prevalence, p=0.005. Significance of associations for 1994: current wheeze with hay fever,χ 2=113.43, df=1, p=0.000; current wheeze with eczema, χ 2=48.3, df=1, p=0.000; current wheeze with cough, χ 2=212.09, df=1, p=0.000; cough with hay fever, χ 2=18.0, df=1, p=0.000; cough with eczema, χ 2=29.9, df=1, p=0.000; cough with asthma, χ 2=199.86, df=1, p=0.000.